How did you feel about the end of the series?

Discuss the June 2014 book of the month Divergent by Veronica Roth. While only Divergent--the first book of the series--is the book of the month, feel free to use this subforum to discuss the rest of the series or to talk about the movies, but make sure not to post spoilers unless noted in the topic title.
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Re: How did you feel about the end of the series?

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I felt like Victoria Ross was all too happy to kill off anybody that she possibly could. I wished that she would have at least let a few more people live, but she just kept killing them off one by one. I really wish that there was a different ending to this series, but that is just my opinion.

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Overall I enjoyed the series but I'm not a fan of the ending. I remember going through different stages of grief when I read it. First I was sad and bawling my eyes out, then I got quite angry at the author for putting me through this. In the end I came to understand why Roth ended the series this way, but I still don't like it. I prefer happy endings.

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I was heartbroken. I adored Tris. she was brave, honest, forgiving and sacrificing. I would like to quote,
“I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.”
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant. :(

My heart goes to Four. “I don’t know how long it takes for me to realize that isn’t going to happen,
that she is gone. But when I do I feel all the strength go out of me, and I fall to my knees beside the table and I think I cry, then, or at least I want to, and everything inside me screams for just one more kiss, one more word, one more glance, one more.”
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant

But the ending justifies the story. It's real. Not everything is a bed of roses in life. Especially when it is controlled by men from outside. :cry:

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To be honest I was really disappointed in the ending, particularly in the death of a certain character. I also did not like the fact that the whole tone of the novel seemed to change, particularly Tobias who seemed to become wimpish in the last book. Although I did enjoy the rest of the series I just really wished it did not go on such a tangent in the last novel.

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I was upset and emotional at the end of the series. I wish that the author would haven ended it a different way because after three great books, it just seemed like the ending did not fit with what I would have expected. Along with this, the futility of the main character's death is frustrating to the reader. I tend to reread books that end well, but this series is now ruined for me.

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Post by frowngoclownfish »

When I first read the Divergent series, it quickly became one of my favorites. The characters where nice, the world building was fantastic, and the story was simply wonderful. It has more or less 5 years since I read them. Looking back now, I'm disappointed with the ending. It felt incomplete to me. (And I'm not saying that became the ending wasn't 100% happy. Not every book/series needed a happy ending, in my opinion). I guess I wanted more out of the ending.
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Completely unexpected. Could not have guessed that ending in a million years. I know I am supposed to say Tis was sacrificing , but I was disappointed.

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I didn´t like the ending simply because I felt there were many characters who could have helped Tris. I do think it wrapped up the series very well, but knowing how the characters will blame themselves and will find it hard to move on is upsetting.
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Don't get me wrong, I love the series overall, but I definitely didn't like the ending. The fact that Tris died, hit me hard. I get attached to the characters, so it took me a long to get over it.

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I wasn't a big fan of the ending either, though my gripe is always with what the main characters do after the main character dies that's the issue and not the main character dying herself. For the movies, I hated that they simply left it how they did and didn't bother with the fourth installation.

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Post by Barbie_sidhu »

I love the series but when Tris dies....Oh My God i still remember how i cried like a baby in the middle of the night reading it.

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